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A17642 The commentaries of M. Iohn Caluin vpon the Actes of the Apostles, faithfully translated out of Latine into English for the great profite of our countrie-men, by Christopher Fetherstone student in diuinitie; Commentarii in Acta Apostolorum. English Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.; Fetherston, Christopher. 1585 (1585) STC 4398; ESTC S107377 721,474 648

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